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it looks like it's just ignoring large parts of my query. "derivative of {x,x^2}" produces the same result: https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=derivative+of+%7Bx%2Cx%5E2%7D+

I still can't see how you get from {x,x^2} to x^3+x^2.

Clayton Shonkwiler@shonk@mathstodon.xyz@christianp Try https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Derivative+of+%7B1%2C2%7D.%7Bx%2Cx%5E2%7D